blondie's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 9 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IV, HER2 Positive: Yes, ER Positive: No, PR Positive: No

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    • blondie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Loss hair but grew back black. Was born a blonde. Treatments were outpatient and in the doctor's office. Radiation was at an outside location. Spent three days in hospital for fluid around the heart. Might have received too much fluids. Being treated now for allergy-induced asthma.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    30 days. Developed steph infection. Signed up with a doctor in North Katy,Texas. No permanent scarring.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Weight gain

    Side Effects

    Anemia - 3 blood transfusions, Weight gain/loss, edema, fever - 103, muscle loss - torn minuscus left knee, bone loss - 30%, two teeth removed.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Remission was in July, 2008 - 50th birthday. Early remission was in April, 2008 - 50% tumors gone. No major organs affected.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Job

    Loss

    1 year sick leave then went on total disability.

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Other Care

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